This Day in History for 1/2/18

On This Day in History...  

1860 – The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France.

2004 – The robotic probe named Stardust, launched in 1999 to retrive samples from space, successfully flies past Comet Wild 2 and collecting samples that are returned to Earth. Among the samples retrieved was one of the fundamental building blocks of life, an amino acid called glycine.